Integral to the learning experience at Speech@NYU are clinical immersions, practicum/field placement courses, and field placement experiences. A dedicated Placement Specialist is assigned to each learner to assist them with securing an internship for clinical experience.
Prior to field placements, learners must attend two on-campus immersions in New York City, so as to prepare for working independently in clinical experiences and for conducting clinical diagnostics in speech pathology.
During the two on-campus immersions, learners participate in specialized workshops covering topics such as aphasia treatment, dysphagia screening, language screening, and instrumental assessment of voice disorders. Learners provide screens in hearing, language, cognitive, and swallowing to diverse NYC communities, and in turn receive on-the-spot feedback and dedicated supervision from clinical speech-language pathologists.